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IR-5 parents of US Citizen

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Hi,

My son is sponsoring his Mom and myself to immigrate to the US from Canada. We received our I-130 approval, and I have assigned a Agent (DS-261), but I have yet to pay my IV fees.

What I would like to know, is at what point can I slow the process down so that my son (who just started a new job) will have enough time to show his income is at a high enough level?

I have said several times in various different forums on this site that I wanted to have my immigration coincide with my retirement from work. I am eligible to retire in the next 24 months, and several helpful people on this site told me that I can delay up to 1 year at 1 step, and again another 1 year at the NVC appointment.

Please refresh my memory as to what the 2 benchmarks are.

Should I pay my IV fee now? Or wait? Or what?

Thanks very much in advance to all who can help.

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Now.

You can wait 1 year to pay the fee or submit anything. 1 year between each contact.


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Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply.

Do I need to notify anyone of my intention to not pay the fee? When is the year calculated? From the date of the bill or the date when the NVC sent me the packet with the requirement to assign a agent etc?

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your son needs to keep in touch within the year with NVC to make sure the case stays open

NVCinquiry@state.gov

giving them the Case #

all names involved and birth dates

The son does not.

The DS-261 is submitted. From that date they have one year to contact the NVC again.

Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply.

Do I need to notify anyone of my intention to not pay the fee? When is the year calculated? From the date of the bill or the date when the NVC sent me the packet with the requirement to assign a agent etc?

No you do not


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each time you send the NVC something they should send you a reply back or when they send you a confirmation it should state on it that you need to contact them within 1 year.

let me see if i can find it on their website..

here ya go

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/nvc/nvc-contact-information.html

it's worded funny, but essentially you have a year to do something with your case to keep it active.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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